We’re so pleased to have author Hailey Turner with us today, sharing an exclusive excerpt from her latest release, In the Ruins, book two in the Metahuman Files series and sequel to In the Wreckage. ICYMI, our very own Taz is in love with this series and has reviewed both books for TNA HERE and HERE.
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Kyle set the glass on the counter and leaned into Jamie’s personal space. Jamie’s hands came to rest on his hip, fingers dipping underneath the pair of sleeping pants Kyle had gone to bed in. The temperature in the condo was a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so Kyle hadn’t bothered with a shirt. He probably wouldn’t have bothered with clothes at all if he’d known Jamie was coming back early.
“That bad?” Kyle asked as he looped his arms around Jamie’s neck.
Jamie blew out a heavy breath. “I was late to dinner. I think I had six pieces of sushi before we started arguing and I decided to leave.”
“Should have maybe grabbed some food then, not the whiskey.”
“I ate on the flight over.”
Kyle wrinkled his nose. “Ugh. Airline food. Civilian airline food at that.”
“Military field rations aren’t any better.”
Jamie leaned down to press his forehead against Kyle’s, sighing heavily. “My parents want to parade me around in front of the media for my father’s campaign and don’t seem to understand the definition of classified information.”
“It’s been what? Six weeks since he announced his candidacy? I’m actually kind of surprised he didn’t try to blackmail the director into making sure you were free when he set the date.”
“I would have found an excuse to not be there.”
“That’s kind of the problem, but I get it. Family can be the worst sometimes.” He curled his fingers around Jamie’s silk tie and ran his thumb over the smooth material. Jamie always looked good in a suit, especially this one, but Kyle would rather see it on their bedroom floor. “What do you need right now?”
Jamie moved to kiss him, easy and sweet, despite the angry grip of his hands on Kyle’s hips. Kyle leaned into his touch, rising onto the tips of his toes to kiss Jamie back, chasing the taste of whiskey in his mouth.
“Nothing. I didn’t mean to wake you up,” Jamie murmured against his lips.
“I’d rather you wake me up than brood your way through a bottle of alcohol.” Kyle sank back down on his heels and smoothed his hands over Jamie’s shoulder, giving his tie a little tug. “Let’s go to bed.”
About the Book
Captain Jamie Callahan knows the Metahuman Defense Force frowns on fraternization. For once in his life, he’s breaking all the rules. Having Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan on his team and in his bed is worth the risk of being found out. When a mission comes down requiring Alpha Team to go undercover in order to infiltrate a criminal alliance, Jamie knows it won’t be easy. Putting his family’s name on the line is nothing compared to the role the MDF wants him to play—that of a billionaire’s son, discharged from the military, with a lover on his arm, looking to make his own shady business deals.
Dirty little secret.
Kyle knows the only way to be with Jamie is to hide their relationship from their superiors. Waking up to Jamie at home is more important than being together in public, or so Kyle thought, until he comes face to face with what he’s been missing. Pretending to be a couple on paper for the sake of the mission thrusts Kyle into a world of incredible wealth and a social status he’s not sure he belongs in, but he’ll do anything to stay by Jamie’s side.
Play the game to win.
Surrounded by the enemy, Jamie and Kyle need to trust each other now more than ever. Their covers—and the life they’re trying to build together—depend on it.
About the Author
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.